Metro Denver

The Great Outdoors

Denver is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, with an amazing collection of hiking and biking trails, city parks, golf courses, skate parks, & other outdoor venues. Denver has one of the most unique city park systems in the nation.

Denver has more than 200 parks within the city and 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains, including spectacular Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. The city has its own buffalo herd and every year plants more than 200,000 flowers in 26 formal flower gardens. Other mountain parks include Echo Lake, at the base of the Mount Evans highway – the highest road in North America – and Buffalo Bill’s Grave on top of Lookout Mountain.

Denver is near the mountains, not in them, and has 300 days of sunshine a year.

Located east of a major mountain range, there are 200 named peaks visible from Denver, including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet and above. The mountain panorama visible from Denver is 140 miles long. Denver has a mild, dry and sunny climate with more annual hours of sun than San Diego or Miami Beach. In winter, Denver is dry with an average daily high of 45 degrees in February. Golf courses remain open all year.

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Home base for recreation


Private and Public Golf Courses


State Parks


World Class Ski Resorts within 100 miles


Miles of Trails at Rocky Mountain National Park


Parks in the City & County of Denver


Multi-Use Trails in Colorado